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Using gravitational waves to hunt for dark matter

We’re part of an international team of cosmologists who’ve discovered that observations of gravitational waves might reveal the true nature of dark matter.
Two black holes move towards each other against a starry backdrop

How we support our Jewish students and staff

We’ve contributed to a major UK parliamentary report into understanding the Jewish experience at universities.
The Star of David

Engineering students launch new solar car

We are very excited to announce the launch of a new solar car, called ‘DUSC2023’, from our pioneering Durham University Solar Car Team.
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University and industry renewable energy partnership shortlisted in World Sustainability Awards

A project to improve wind turbine technology that involves researchers here at Durham has been shortlisted for a global sustainability award.
Wind turbines at sea

Using football to help primary pupils shoot for the stars

A partnership between primary pupils, astronomers and footballers has created a series of out of this world resources to support curriculum-linked science learning, using physical activity as a vehicle to engage pupils. 
Stargoal pupil playing football

Celebrating the next generation of North East Physicists

Physics students’ success from across the region has been celebrated at the recent School Physicist of the Year (SPotY) awards.
Student receiving a school's physicist of the year award

Media coverage of women’s football on the rise

Media coverage of women’s football has substantially increased in the last few years with respectful coverage continuing to grow, according to a new study by our sport scientists.
England player, Lucy Bronze runs with the ball whilst under pressure from Katrina Gorry of Australia during a friendly.

Researchers find eruption date of ancient German volcano possibly wrong by 130 years

In a new study, leading scientists have revealed that the new high precision radiocarbon-based date set for Laacher See volcano eruption of 13,000 years before present is probably not correct.

A celebration of art, culture and health benefits at the Botanic Garden

In celebration of International Yoga Day, we welcomed Naresh Rana, the Vice Consul General of India in Birmingham and Kristian Pellissier, Relationship Manager for Dance, North Arts Council England to the Botanic Garden on 20 June 2023.
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Explore our July Community Newsletter

Want to know more about how we interact with our local community?
Dr Fiona Hill

Robots spark primary school pupils' imagination

County Durham primary school pupils were inspired by a recent visit from one of our computer scientists and his robots.
Dr Farshad Arvin points to a screen of his robot presentation in front of pupils

Social value award win for regional partnership

County Durham Pound, a regional partnership of which we’re part, has been announced as winner of the Best Public Sector Project award at the 2023 Social Value Conference.
Partners being awarded for social value project